Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Tall Towers

Fifth-grade students learned about geometry, design, engineering, balance, gravity, structure and support, and teamwork as they built towers using marshmallows and toothpicks.  This engineering activity was designed to determine which team of students could build the tallest tower under the guidelines provided.






Tuesday, December 16, 2014

PTO Grant

We are so proud of all that our PTO does for us, and just recently they provided a financial assistance grant to all of our teachers that applied for the funds. The goal is to purchase material and/or supplies to enhance their classroom(s) and overall learning. Here's a list of items that have been purchased so far...we'll provide pictures as they come in!!

Thank you to our PTO members!

iPad Air -2

Chromebooks-19

Spec. Ed. Activity Table

Shredder

Cassette Player

Reading/Writer Center

Classroom Rugs-7

“Think Tank” Set

Class White boards-4

Printer-14

Computer Chair-2

Lightspeed Microphone-2

Paper Cutter-2

Math Manipulatives Set-2

Book Cases-15

Kidney Table

iPad Mini-7

Apple TV-2

iPad Docking Station

Digital Cameras-2

DVD Player

Headphones

Otterbox for iPad-9

Hundreds of dollars of classroom books.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Rockets launch at PI

GATE students are launching rockets this week.  They are learning about rocketry and the space program for their upcoming trip to the Huntsville Space Center in January.




Library Books

Paine Intermediate library books are now due! If your child has a book at home, please remind them to bring those back to school. We are encouraging students to continue to read over the winter break. You may check books out from the public library, your teacher's classroom, read books that you have at home, or download free eBooks through Over Drive!

Thank you for your help!




Friday, December 12, 2014

Paine Intermediate's Girl Scout Troop (and Brownie Troop 634) held an executive meeting with Dr. Jeter to discuss a possible service learning project for PI. The girls presented their request, discussed their ideas for implementation, and provided an overview of what's needed and what all they will do. The meeting was such a success that Dr. Jeter said yes to their proposal!



Parents Working in the School

Paine Intermediate parents help and support our school in so many ways. This is a glimpse of some of our parents working with students throughout the school day!




Week of December 15th

Week of December 15th

Date
Event
Monday, December 15
H Day

Choir field trip to HTHS

2:00 Dismissal

Tuesday, December 16
A Day

Choir Performance @ HTHS 7:00 p.m.


Wednesday, December 17
B Day

Choir Performances for PI

3rd grade Christmas Parties

Drama Practice until 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 18
C Day
4th and 5th grade Christmas Parties



Friday, December 19

12:00 Early Dismissal for students